Enabling critical infrastructure for climate change adaption & mitigatione

Irrigation as a case study

SESSION: Thursday 20th April
Nick Daniels

Drought has been identified as one of the most likely and economically costly impacts of climate change in New Zealand. Irrigation plays a significant role in mitigating these impacts. Collective irrigation schemes can play an important role in improving the delivery and effectiveness of irrigation in a number of areas. These include: improving the effectiveness of policy / plan implementation; the cost-effective delivery of infrastructure; supporting on-farm behaviour change and the delivery of broader community benefits. Within Canterbury, innovative planning measures have assisted in the delivery of these benefits from irrigation schemes.

Presented By

Nick Daniels

Barrhill Chertsey Irrigation